Twitter says it is investigating after the company’s chief executive Jack Dorsey had his account hacked and racist tweets were posted.
A flurry of offensive messages including racial slurs were posted on Dorsey’s Twitter page, which has 4.2 million followers, on Friday evening.
A Twitter spokesman said: “We’re aware that @jack was compromised and investigating what happened.”
The offensive tweets – which included false reports of a bomb threat at Twitter HQ – were quickly deleted.
It comes a month after the Metropolitan Police lost control of their media accounts when a series of bizarre messages appeared on the force’s Twitter feed.